Austria,European Union,International

wahlbeobachtung.org supports youth participation in the Albanian electoral process 

6 Oct , 2020  

Vienna/Tirana, 6 October 2020: Wahlbeobachtung.org, in partnership with the Albanian Young Professionals Network (YPN), has developed a workshop for young and first-time voters, which will take place between 1 and 5 December 2020. The workshop is dedicated to a young generation who is interested in learning more about elections in European comparison and wants to get actively engaged.

As a result of political disputes and compromises, an electoral reform process is [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Election-Watch.EU shared recommendations for elections under Covid-19 with EU Member States

25 Sep , 2020  

Brussels/Vienna, 25 September 2020: Election-Watch.EU was invited by the European Commission to share the findings and recommendations of its Rapid Assessment on Covid-19 and Elections in Europe with the European Cooperation Network on Elections, which assembles representatives of election management bodies from the EU Member States.

In April 2020, Election-Watch.EU has conducted a Rapid Assessment [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Contribution on electoral reforms to the European Democracy Action Plan

16 Sep , 2020  

Election-Watch.EU contributed to a comprehensive input paper on the European Democracy Action Plan coordinated by the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). 

In addition a joint statement with 5 demands for the European Democracy Action Plan was drafted and endorsed by a coalition of 46 organisations working on democracy, human rights, [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union,International

Monitoring of Election campaigning on social media networks

30 Jun , 2020  

Election-Watch.EU contributed to a pilot project to monitor the usage of social media during electoral campaigns. Democracy Reporting International (DRI) led the project with contributions from MEMO 98 and the financial support of NEF-Civitates. 

Under this project, five social media monitoring projects were carried out by teams from Election-Watch.EU (Austria), Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE – IUL) – Media Lab (Portugal), Political Accountability [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Invitation to Online Training in Portugal

4 Jun , 2020  

Lisbon/Vienna, 4 June 2020: wahlbeobachtung.org / Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute to the online training course of VoteDHr. The Portuguese training program for elections, democracy and human rights of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra took place online due to the Covid-19 situation. Michael Lidauer explained the work of wahlbeobachtung.org in Austria and provided [...]  read more

European Union,International

Covid-19 & Elections in Europa

30 Apr , 2020  

Vienna, 30 April 2020: The United Nations have called the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the biggest international crisis in generations. As the number of infected people began to mount rapidly, governments across Europe put in place a variety of measures to contain the spread of the virus. Many of these measures reflect how emergency situations can impact the safeguarding of fundamental rights and democratic practices.

In mid-April, Election-Watch.EU [...]  read more

European Union,General,International

Debate about electoral reforms in the EU Parliament stimulated by Election-Watch.EU’s findings and recommendations

28 Jan , 2020  

Brussels, 28 January 28 2020: The Constitutional Committee of the European Parliament (AFCO) invited Election-Watch.EU to present its Election Assessment Mission’s findings and recommendations to the Members of the European Parliament. Former European Parliament President and current Constitutional Committee Chairperson Antonio Tajani introduced Election-Watch.EU.

The presentation of Election-Watch.EU’s Election Assessment Mission’s [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Exchange with EU Election Management Bodies about reform recommedations

3 Dec , 2019  

Brussels, 27.11.2019: Election-Watch.EU was invited to present the findings and recommendations of its Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the 2019 European Elections at a network meeting of European election management bodies (EMBs) at the European Commission in Brussels. Michael Lidauer presented the background, objectives, key findings and recommendations of the EAM, which was the first comprehensive, civil-society based election observation exercise at European level.

 

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Austria,European Union,General,International

Expert Meeting to discuss disinformation in elections

19 Nov , 2019  

Prague, 19 November 2019: At the invitation of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), 20 electoral experts met in Prague to discuss the risks of disinformation in elections and possible countermeasures. The special focus of the event was the communication via social media, disinformation and election integrity, especially in countries of Central and Eastern Europe.


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